X-ray plus ultrasound manages pneumonia in kids
March 26, 2020 -- A combination of chest x-ray and lung ultrasound offers a workable way to manage complicated pneumonia in children -- although MRI is a more effective modality when it comes to identifying particular features, according to a study published online March 19 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Shorter MRI works for patients with breast cancer history
March 25, 2020 -- Breast MRI with a shorter screening protocol can still help detect cancer recurrence for women with a personal history of breast cancer, according to a study published on March 12 in PLOS One. Abbreviated MRI with an 11-minute protocol identified almost a dozen cancers missed by alternative screening modalities.  Discuss
Is the annual cost of breast cancer screening worth it?
March 23, 2020 -- The total national cost of annual breast cancer screening in a population of younger, commercially insured women is $2.1 billion in the U.S., according to a research letter published online March 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Breast MRI works as presurgical tool
March 20, 2020 -- Breast MRI may improve surgical success for women with breast cancer, according to a study published on March 17 in Radiology. Patients who underwent presurgical MRI had fewer positive surgical margins and repeat surgeries than those who did not.  Discuss
CE-MRI with CT extends life for patients with liver cancer
March 20, 2020 -- Combining CT with contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) can help extend survival for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by expediting more appropriate treatment decisions, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology.  Discuss
7T MRI sheds new light on risks associated with stroke
March 19, 2020 -- Using 7-tesla MRI, Dutch researchers have identified the three most influential intracranial atherosclerotic risk factors associated with intracranial vessel wall lesions that lead to ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI helps create measures for normal fetal development
March 19, 2020 -- Using MRI, Israeli researchers have established a set of benchmark measurements for fetal facial and cranial structures to help chart development over multiple gestation weeks. Their findings were published on March 12 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
DWI-MRI can solve pediatric arthritis with no contrast
March 16, 2020 -- Diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI-MRI) has proven accuracy in diagnosing and evaluating children with suspected arthritis and can help clinicians avoid the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents, according to a study published March 10 in Radiology.  Discuss
AI predicts final infarct lesion for stroke on MRI
March 12, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict -- based on baseline MRI and prior to intervention -- the final infarct lesions in patients with acute ischemic stroke, according to research published online March 12 in JAMA Network Open. It can even outperform current clinical prediction methods.  Discuss
MRI shows active leisure time promotes younger brain
March 12, 2020 -- Brain MR images show that older adults who maintain an active lifestyle during their leisure time have more brain volume and age more slowly than their sedentary counterparts, according to a study scheduled to be presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology annual meeting.  Discuss